Incorporation of Purine Bases by Intact Red Blood Cells
Mature human erythrocytes do not possess the ability to perform purine synthesis de novo (1–3). These cells meet their requirements for purine nucleotides by re-utilisation of preformed bases that are derived from the diet and those released from other tissues into the blood circulation (1,4).
KeywordsPurine Base Phosphoribosyl Transferase Normal Erythrocyte Nucleotide Formation Phosphoribosyl Transferase Activity
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